As part of GM Thailand’s and Chevrolet Sales Thailand’s CSR initiative called “Drive a Better Tomorrow,” GM Thailand’s product engineering department has donated 7 vehicles to technical colleges and universities in the name of education. Those 7 vehicles are the Chevrolet Captiva SUV – one with a diesel engine and two with gasoline engines, one Cruze with a diesel engine and one with a gasoline engine, and two Trailblazer PPV units.
A ceremony was held to present the vehicles to the schools, during which time Vanchana Unakul, General Director of Product Engineering of General Motors Thailand/Southeast Asia, explained the thought behind this act of generosity.
My engineering team and I thought that, although we have learned as much as we needed from these vehicles, they still have something to offer. That is when we thought we should pass this opportunity to students from technical and engineering institutions.
Students can dissemble and reassemble these vehicles to understand all the great technologies within them, because our vehicles incorporate the latest technologies and are the result of great engineering work. Engineering and technical skills are crucial to answer the evolving demands of customers.
The ceremony was also attended by US Ambassador to the Kingdom of Thailand, Glyn Davies; Marcos Purty, Managing Director of GM Thailand and Chevrolet Sales Thailand; and the leadership team from GM and Chevrolet Thailand.
The seven recipients who each received a vehicle are:
1) Hatyai Technical College
2) Rayong Technical College
3) Thaluang Cementhaianusorn Technical College, Saraburi
4) Kalasin Rajabhat University
5) Kasetsart University, Sriracha campus
6) Srinakharinwirot University, Ongkharak Campus
7) Rajamangala University of Technology Krungthep, Bangkok